Ride|Austin Launches “Female Driver Mode” Feature Just in Time For SXSW 2019

While you are in Austin and attending SX besides Uber or Lyft why not try an Austin local ride sharing company that gives back to Austin non-profits? Ride|Austin just announced their new “Female Driver Mode” feature that is designed for female riders who feel more comfortable with a female driver. One may not understand why this feature is needed but I certainly do!

While at South By Southwest 2019 I had a male Uber driver verbally accost me and wouldn’t let me out of the car once stating I didn’t feel safe. The Uber app wasn’t working to end my ride since I was downtown near the convention center and service is always slow during SXSW. As an Austin local, I regret my decision to not book Ride|Austin instead.

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Uber and Lyft Returned to Austin Today

As of today Uber and Lyft are back in Austin after over a year of not providing ride hailing services to locals and tourist. Continue Reading →